bryan was a sound designer, and keyboard technician for Prince and The New Power Generation in the late 90's. After working at Paisley Park Studios, bryan saved enough money and decided to make his own records. Under the name of haloblack, '>Tension Filter<' (1994), 'FunkyHell' (1996), 'Raw Tension' (2001) and 'Throb' (2004) were released.
Released on Caroline/ Fifth Column Records, FunkyHell quickly became an underground hit. It was in the top 10 for Rolling Stone's alternative charts, and Alternative Press magazine branded it as 'One of the 10 Best Industrial Rock Albums' (of all time).